Millions of people all over the world are affected by the herpes simplex 1 virus. While in most of the cases, the affected parts of the body are the face and the mouth, in at least 10% of the cases, the genitalia are also affected.
According to the latest research on the subject, a vast majority of people will suffer from the herpes virus at least once in their lifetime as a result of the herpes simplex virus.
And in many (those who have a poor immune system), the disease often reoccurs. Interestingly, in as many as 25% of all herpes cases, there are no symptoms at all – and in such cases it becomes really difficult to diagnose properly. And in another 50% of all cases, there are symptoms, but they are very mild, and these cases are difficult to diagnose as well.
So when we consider all these hidden cases of herpes, we are looking at a huge number of herpes infections worldwide.
If you find yourself in a newly diagnosed position, rest assured, you are NOT alone.